Joining Forces: TBI/PTSD Conference to be Held Nov. 4

October 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

In 2011 the White House established the Joining Forces initiative to promote the education, research and clinical care for military members with TBI and PTSD.  The Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC)  was one of the original participants in the program. This year the Medical Campus will host the Third Annual Joining Forces Conference on Tuesday, More

BUSM #30, BUSPH #25 in Inaugural U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings

October 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

U.S. News released its latest rankings tool, Best Global Universities, today and Boston University is listed 37. The new rankings offer the most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide as well as by region and country. As an interesting comparison, U.S. News ranks BUSM 32nd, BUSPH 11th and BU 42nd in the U.S. on its list... More

GSDM Volunteers Help Kids Prepare for Kindergarten

October 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 34 members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community volunteered their time at the 15th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration. Countdown to Kindergarten is an annual event at the Children’s Museum in Boston for families to learn about all things kindergarten. This was GSDM’s... More

Medical Campus Hosts Updates on Ebola

October 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Members of BU schools of Medicine and Public Health are presenting updates on the Ebola outbreak. On Thursday, Oct. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. in Keefer Auditorium, join medical and public health experts from BUSM and SPH, the NEIDL and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) for “Ebola from the Front Lines” as... More

Finding a Cure for ALS One Ice Cube at a Time

October 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Eager onlookers cheered and shouted as pre-doctoral class representatives doused Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter with two massive buckets filled with ice water. Drs. Guarente and Calabrese were soaked right alongside him—and it was all because of Dr. McManama. On August 22, 2014, Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Dr. John Guarente, and Assistant... More

Albany Street Safety Tips

October 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

As a result of the ongoing BMC construction project there are significant changes to vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns on Albany Street and Massachusetts Avenue. More

NIH Funding Information

October 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

NIH Appropriations for FY 2015 [Under the Current Continuing Resolution (CR)]: Following previous practice under continuing resolutions (CR), the NIH on Oct. 1 announced it will issue non-competing research grants “at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90 percent of the previously committed level).” The notice states... More

Saitz Named Senior Editor of Journal of Addiction Medicine

October 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Dr. Richard Saitz, chairman of BUSPH’s Community Health Sciences Department, has been named the senior editor of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Saitz, a general internist and primary care physician who is also a professor of medicine at the BU School of Medicine, will assume... More

Oct. 16 Pike Lecture

October 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Abuse of Mentally Ill Patients at Bridgewater State Hospital: How the Media Can Help Medicine and the Law Protect Patients Michael Rezendes of the Boston Globe will review a year of investigative reporting on the state’s prison for the mentally ill and explain how his reporting led to revelations of major abuses and significant reforms. Michael Rezendes... More

Inaugural Physician Assistant Class Celebrates PA Week Oct. 6-12

October 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The inaugural class of BUSM’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program celebrated National Physician Assistant Week, Oct. 6-12. First-year PA students organized events to share information about and appreciation of PAs. The week's activities included the distribution of appreciation buttons, complementary treats and bookmarks with facts about the PA profession. In addition, the BU PA Program hosted a... More